Hannspree is to launch a range of netbooks in the coming months.
The company said that the device, which will launch with an SRP of £289, was a natural move for a company that had already secured its place amongst the top vendors in the display, TV and photo display markets.
"Our parent company, HANNstar, is one of the largest global display manufacturers which to date has aided HANNspree to become a leader in the TV, monitor and digital photo frame markets," commented UK and Northern Europe territory manager, Martin Kent. "Our move into the mini notebook market was the next logical step to expand our consumer electronics portfolio."
The first mini-notebook to be released will be called the HANNSnote. It is a major move for the vendor, but Kent is confident the company has what it takes to muscle its way into the highly competitive market.